After more than seven years, countless posts, and thousands of photos, this blog is done. It will remain online for reference purposes but all new content will be going to my new blog. Thanks to all who have stopped on by here over the years, and a special thanks to those that took the time to leave a comment (r.i.p. Betty and thanks Skoge).

If you wish to continue following my life with Piper after Idaho, hit me up and I’ll give you the link to the new blog.

Thank you, Bus Driver Jim…

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Two Weeks Worth

Every two weeks I drag my magic herbs and spices out of the icebox and whip up my daily batches, and every morning I mix one up in the blender along with some protein powder and water. It’s just your basic everyday stuff: Black Pepper, Garlic Granules, Ginger Root, Turmeric Root, Cayenne Pepper (90k), Soy Lecithin, Amla, Hawthorn Berry, Gotu Kola, and Ashwagandha Root.

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Go Round

Here’s a couple videos from the Fair the other night.

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County Fair

Went to the local county fair tonight and hung out with the family. I took a couple shots along the way, starting from the time I walked into the fairgrounds, and I’m sharing them here. Click the photo below to see them.

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We have an active tornado warning going on right now. It’s north of me but I caught it on my live radar app:

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Absolutely. Who needs a desk anyway…

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Blue Eyes

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Writing code, developing apps, exploring new constructs, has been the underlying passion of my life. In the seventies and eighties I made a pretty good living from it. I slowed down in the nineties, came roaring back in the 21st century and for the last 15 years HTML, JavaScript, CSS and PHP have been my passion. I would do my day job then come home and write code.

Everything has now changed. I’ve been pretty busy just trying to salvage life after Idaho but now having accomplished that I realize I’m having a Vincent epiphany. I finally faced the reality that nobody really appreciated or used the stuff I created. So, instead of cutting off my ear, I just stopped.

It’s the weirdest damned thing, I have all the time in the world now to write code, and I have no interest whatsoever to do so. I now find myself putting my creative energy into mastering new technology and using it to enhance my day to day life. My new pad has become my man-cave. If you’re in the neighborhood, drop on by, I’ll show you!

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Fancy Graves

I picked a good place to come to die. They do it up right around here, engravings on the stones, fancy things in front, tons of flowers! I’ve often said I don’t want to get burned, but I have no family here that would spring for something like this, so I’ll just settle for a rock over my buried naked body in the paupers field that has BusDriverJim written on it with a black marker pen. Consider this my official burial request.

Live stupidly, die old, and have a good looking corpse…

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DNA Update

I just got an email from Ancestry saying that they had improved the accuracy of their stuff. I checked it out, compared it to their previous results, and mind, blown!

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Outer Limits

I mosied out to the ol fishin hole today and I noticed the very outer limits of hurricane Florence. I knew from the cute weather girl on TV that we were right on the edge.

Looking west, nada…

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Other Side

I walked the trail on the other side of Pipers Yard today. Totally had it to myself, weird considering it’s a beautiful Saturday here in the deep south.

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If anyone wondered what Steph’s reasons for leaving Idaho were, well, here you go:

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Birthday Bath

Piper got a Happy Birthday email this morning from her Vet in Idaho, so I took her to the local pet place for a much needed bath. Tina the groomer was lovely, called me sweetheart, and Piper is now very clean, the clumps on her butt are gone, and her nails are trimmed.

She’s also flea free, which was the main reason for the visit. Piper’s never had to deal with fleas before, being a Rocky Mountain girl, but she got jumped on here. I also picked up some expensive stuff that I put on the back of her neck to keep them away.

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My friend Dave and my niece Catherine have a new baby, Naomi. Dave left a comment here and couldn’t figure out how to post a picture of her along with the comment, and quite frankly, I don’t know how either. So, I hacked his phone and here it is:

My great-niece. Beautiful!

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